yes, a PHEV battery is significantly smaller than a BEV battery so that'll be an easier load. The Chinese have been pumping so much investment into solar that it will become more cost effective than fossil fuel sometime during the 2020 rather than 2040 as was originally thought. They'll be effective enough that even the UK will be able to use daylight to create energy. Energy storage is the next hurdle.if every household put its car on charge every night the grid would shit itself.
The ICE is very inefficient. It rarely spins at it's most efficient speed whereas a turbine always runs at it's most efficient speed. Plus power stations don't kick out that much NOX.The thing I can't get my head around is that electricity doesn't grow on trees, so it's being generated either by nuclear power or by burning fossil fuels. It may be better for the emissions from your car but surely it's just moving the environmental problem elsewhere? Plus batteries are hardly the most ecologically sound things.
Yes, would not surprise me one bit that the dealer did not have the vehicle set up properly. I have had that happen with ICE cars in the past. It is a sure way to discourage sales. It did and it saved me money too.yes - that's why an FHEV is the better solution for North America with the longer distance journeys and why China and Europe will lead the way on BEVs. Shame you didn't enjoy the HEV you tried. Sluggish sounds like a vehicle calibration issue rather than a fundamental limitation as punchiness off the line is a EV strength.
That makes sense. Perhaps naively I would like to think that by 2040 they'll have the infrastructure in place and who knows where they could be technologically with another 20 years of development.The ICE is very inefficient. It rarely spins at it's most efficient speed whereas a turbine always runs at it's most efficient speed. Plus power stations don't kick out that much NOX.
At present the batteries are expensive but so were flat screens a few years ago. And if you own a lithium mine you're definitely sitting pretty for a while.
A couple of weeks ago I was talking to one of the dad's at my daughter school. He installs National Grid power lines. He was saying that the cables they are laying today have a life span of 20 years (the insulation will breakdown) compared to the stuff they used in the 1950 which is still going strong today. I guess that means that they'll have to re-invent the power grid anyway...That makes sense. Perhaps naively I would like to think that by 2040 they'll have the infrastructure in place and who knows where they could be technologically with another 20 years of development.
Don't know how OLED works at those winter temps typically encountered here for close to 3 months of the year. OLED TVs are never viewed outside at those temps. Yes, LCD displays in a car are a real POS here in winter.